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Offline mberks

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on: April 12, 2009, 11:39:39 AM
My students thought making a interactive board would be great and I agree.  Of course our computer does not have bluetooth so I went to ebay and purchased a usb-bluetooth.  I have followed the instructions to install numerous times and I get the following.

I hold the wii controller in front of the bluetooth/usb and nothing happens.  The bluetooth icon in the tray indicates that there are no bluetooth devices. 

The Device manager indicates that the driver is working properly.

I am using a motorola usb/bluetooth and the software is widcomm Bluetooth Software 4.0.1.800.  the computer I am using is an IBM Thinkpad R52 with XP Pro SP3.

I have tried installing the bluetooth on another machine and get the same results.  I suspect the usb/bluetooth is not functioning properly.  I have written the company and will purchase a new one.  SO please recommend a sure-fire it always works usb/bluetooth.
 

Any help would be appreciated

Thanks
Mike
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« Last Edit: April 12, 2009, 12:16:32 PM by mberks »



Offline mystre

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Reply #1 on: April 12, 2009, 12:19:24 PM
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Clarification edit: d the wii controller in front of the bluetooth/usb and nothing happens.


Are you pressing buttons 1 and 2 on the wiimote and holding them down for a couple of seconds?

Dale

Clarification Edit:
 I'm suggesting this because a couple of teachers who I've helped setup had this problem at the beginning, and I hope it wasn't taken as snark.
« Last Edit: April 12, 2009, 08:41:08 PM by mystre »



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Reply #2 on: April 12, 2009, 08:08:43 PM
mberks

Follow this:
http://boonjin.com/smoothboard/index.php?title=Connecting_the_Wiimote_to_a_Widcomm_Bluetooth_stack

If you stay with Widcomm don't update as the new versions don't work as well as v4

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Reply #3 on: April 26, 2009, 12:39:55 PM
Hey guys, I was working with two Wiimotes and have just recently acquired a new one. The problem is that after connecting the Wiimote using BlueSoleil, I am unable to get it to work with both Johnny's WiimoteWhiteboard and BoonJin's Wiimote Smoothboard. I keep getting the error "Error reading data from Wiimote...is it connected?". It will only work with my old Wiimotes. Is there anyway of setting the programs to recognize the Wiimote that is currently connected instead of memorizing which Wiimote it last used? I realized that every time after I remove all the Bluetooth HID Joystick entries from the Device Manager, Windows will automatically detect and install the drivers for them again even though my Wiimotes are not connected to my PC. Anybody has had this problem before? Please let me know if my explanation was not clear enough. I appreciate any help that you guys could offer. Thanks.



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Reply #4 on: April 26, 2009, 06:41:21 PM
Hey guys, I was working with two Wiimotes and have just recently acquired a new one. The problem is that after connecting the Wiimote using BlueSoleil, I am unable to get it to work with both Johnny's WiimoteWhiteboard and BoonJin's Wiimote Smoothboard. I keep getting the error "Error reading data from Wiimote...is it connected?". It will only work with my old Wiimotes. Is there anyway of setting the programs to recognize the Wiimote that is currently connected instead of memorizing which Wiimote it last used? I realized that every time after I remove all the Bluetooth HID Joystick entries from the Device Manager, Windows will automatically detect and install the drivers for them again even though my Wiimotes are not connected to my PC. Anybody has had this problem before? Please let me know if my explanation was not clear enough. I appreciate any help that you guys could offer. Thanks.

Hi,

If you are using the latest Bluesoleil version, you will not need to manually remove the HID entries in the Device Manager.

Under Bluesoleil's Bluetooth Places, you just need to right click and delete those old Wiimotes. You may need to right click and press unplug first if the delete option is not available.

Then, you can add your new Wiimotes.

Regards,
Boon Jin

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Reply #5 on: April 27, 2009, 05:06:44 AM
Hi,

If you are using the latest Bluesoleil version, you will not need to manually remove the HID entries in the Device Manager.

Under Bluesoleil's Bluetooth Places, you just need to right click and delete those old Wiimotes. You may need to right click and press unplug first if the delete option is not available.

Then, you can add your new Wiimotes.

Regards,
Boon Jin

Hello Boon Jin, thanks for your reply! Looks like the problem is with the version of BlueSoleil (05.04.11) I'm currently using then. I'll try it out with the new version and hopefully it works. Thanks again for your reply and I am really impressed with your work. Keep it up!